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starts tomorrow. back to lisa in a second and adam but first back to doug and alison for the latest on issues out there because of the weather. >> indeed, brian, our top story traffic alert for beltway drivers. >> right now three lanes open. one still closed. the situation began 24 hours ago when a water main break and heavy rain flooded lanes. crews worked around the clock do try to fix this broken pipe. live in mayorfield with more on situations as it stands. matt, good morning. >> good morning. the situation as it stands, volumes increasing and traffic slowing on the the inner loop. take a look at the highlights coming towards us, the inner loop, three lanes getting by us. the right lanes closed as they continue to work to repair the problems created by the broken water main. as far as water main itself goes, it's 10 inches and iron and they have decided really just to cap it for now and come back and repair it fully later as part of the hot lanes project on the beltway. could be a while before they get that done, but the immediate repairs have been a mess because of the weather,
. they're not giving details. lisa nowak pleaded not guilty to attempted kidnapping and other charges. the woman she allegedly attacked in an airport parking lot two years ago is expected at the hearing today. >>> the virginia governor will not stop the execution of convicted d.c. sniper john allen muhammad. governor kaine rejected a hearing for klemm . >> if you have h1n1, you should be paid from your employer to stay at home. the idea is to make sure sick employees stay home and not expose other people. it would make it easier for parents to deal with sick children and school closings. house version would cover the h1n1 pandemic and other infectious diseases. >>> in duchess county, new york, police are trying to figure out why a man walked into a school with a rifle and took the principal hostage. that school went into lockdown as police arrived at the scene. the gunman sunderrrenderisurren. no one was hurt. christopher craft attended the school in the '80s. the gunman's son was recently suspended from that school. >>> a suicide car bomber targeted a congested traffic circle killing
's begin with lisa baden. -- 5:10. >> a pedestrian accident happened this morning on the suitland parkway. i understand it is blocked and you cannot exit from branch avenue to head on to the suitland parkway because of that accident they are documented. through southeast, nothing complicated if you take alabama avenue and good hope road and 295, so you do have options. a crash involving a truck between colesville road and georgia avenue. units have arrived on the scene. headlights are on the way from university boulevard heading towards george your boulevard. look at the camera of the light volume of traffic. hov it is lifted today with the federal holiday. it is two-way traffic on clara barton highway. now to the weather. >> showeryou can see the moistu. heavier bands will be south and east of town. you can see those showers falling and you can see the cooler temperatures. that is the best we're doing as far as temperature. here is the hour by hour forecast. breezy and cool, a damp day. back to you. >> thank you. >>> soon, you may not have to worry about digging for change. d.c. is looki
graaff, weather, and lisa baden, traffic. this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> in our top stories, voters will start heading to the polls in just under an hour to decide virginia's political future. the latest poll has bob mcdonnell way out in front with 15 points over creigh deeds. >> the health care bill headed for a vote in the house is apparently more expensive than advertised. it will cost $1.2 trillion or more over a decade. several business groups have launched a campaign against it. >> president obama is warning hamid karzai to end the corruption in this country. he won election by default after his only challenger drops out. the president is still deciding whether to send more troops to the war zone. >> the swine flu vaccine -- a single dose works well for almost all pregnant women. young children will need two doses for best results. just 25% had a strong response after 21 days. among the three to 9 year old, another percentage did. a second dose helped. montgomery cnty officials say they are giving their last 250 jectable doses to pregnant women only. >> the vac
thursday morning. we will check in but lisa baden in just a minute. >> brian van de graaff begins our storm watch coverage. it is a rough morning. >> it is indeed. windy and gusty. the winds are whipping. the wind combined with the rain is making for a raw day. we have bands of rain. heavier amounts down to the south and east. there are advisories' along the bay for coastal flooding. around here, driving wind and a driving rain. 40's will be the best we can do all day long. let's check in on the traffic. >> driving slowly is traffic from springfield to tysons because of deep water where the two right lanes are closed between arlington boulevard and 66. watch out for treat debris. here is the pace of traffic on 270 into rockville and gaithersburg. 95 in virginia with the camera bouncing around. look at all of the headlights up to the beltway. now back to the news desk. >> thank you. >>> pamela brown continues our coverage. she is live in alexander with more on this state of emergency in the commonwealth because of all of the rain. >> it is called, wet, and a windy today. it is the theme for
starling, meteorologist brian van de graaff, weather, and lisa baden, traffic. this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> welcome back. the virginia governor's office is back in republican hands. bob mcdonnell easily beat creigh deeds with about 60% of the vote. republicans also won the lieutenant governor and attorney general's race is. the search continues in cleveland for more bodies at the home of a convicted rapist. anthony soul will be arraigned this morning. at least 10 bodies have been found in his home since last week. most of the women were strangled. more violence in afghanistan. five british soldiers were shot and killed yesterday. nato says the troops were at afghan police checkpoints when someone picked up a gun and started firing. >>> congress may fail to meet the year-end deadline for passing health care legislation. harry reid said we're not going to be bound by any time lines. officials say it could be next month before senate debate begins in earnest on that issue. >>> house republicans have some preliminary paperwork for health care bill of their own. th
and clouds mixing together. cooler. a nice fall day. upper 50's. let's say good morning to lisa baden. >> we have slowed traffic on 66 east in manassas. a stalled vehicle is now been moved onto the shoulder. 95 at virginia delays. i-395 is good. southbound 270, you will line up to get past 109 on to the truck scales. back to alison and doug. >thank you. >>> we are still following a developing story out of rockville. a water main break has left parts of tuckerman lane under water. we'll keep you up to date throughout the morning. >>> a show of support for a family in mourning. >> a neighborhood came together to remember oscar fuentes. he was murdered inside his home saturday night. we have new details. courtney robinson is live in northwest with more. >> good morning. city leaders closest to the investigation say they are closed to an arrt in this case this morning. you can still see candles from the vigil blessed by burning. in honor of oscar fuentes. as the community and family mourned the death, they are also seeking justice for oscar entes. >> we want the person to be behind bars. >> on s
every 10 minutes. >> let's start with lisa baden. >> i am on the phone with someone at the wtop traffic hot line. even though the travel lanes are open, it is kind of a blinding kind of thing. nothing blinding on the greenway. we will give you the normal travel times on 66 and along 270. that is a pretty decent run between father hurley boulevard and the beltway. it looks like the run-up is uneventful. things are good in maryland between washington boulevard. this is live in montgomery county. no problems to report through the district along new york avenue, kenilworth avenue. a choir ride along pennsylvaa avenue and on to the southeast- sap southwest freeway. everything on route 4 is open for you. we look good on branch avenue. normal volume will start to grow leaving the pontiac dealer. in case you want case you228 to head on over to 210 into oxon hill, things running smoothly. 70 books good between hagerstown and baltimore. we have a heavier volume of traffic to get down to the beltway. 355 is also good heading down to hyattstown and hopping onto the interstate right there. nothing c
weather by the middle of the week. will talk about that coming up. lisa baden has the traffic report. >> the crash inbound also plans parkway. it's the alaba-- the sootland pr alabama. divers out of southeast, keep that in mind as well. 66 miles an hour at the beltway. all moving like this. 29 gainesville, car broke down at the railroad tracks. that's gone. out of gainesville getting an 66 improving. the 70 southbound, a delayed from the river to the wreck after 1094121. that is on the right shoulder. a lot happening early. >> thank you. our top story, community and crisis. >> city leaders are taking action after a weekend shooting leaves a nine year-old dead inside his home. oscar. as was gunned down in the 1400 block of columb road nw on saturday night. police are cracking down on the violence. courtney robinson is in northwest of to tell us how they plan to do that. good morning. >> this has shocked many in the apartment building in columbia heights. the neighbors say the murder of this little boy shows just how unsafe, how unsecured their building is. the city is planning on doin
on that as well. alison and doug back over to you. >> lisa? >> no change on the inner loop and the beltway. yesterday there was a water main break and seems to still be the scenario. three lanes to the left will get by, the far right transition lane will remain closed as they take care of the water main break. the outer loop of the beltway was closed at connecticut avenue as they moved crash out of the way. the highlight ins this camera just getting pasthis wreck. so expect toofed lineup early near holery cross to head to the mormon temple. back to the fuse desk. >> a traffic alert for beltway drivers. >> right now three lanes are open but one is still closed that the hour all because of a water main that broke 24 hours ago. crews worked around the clock to fix the broken pipe but now we have word that they may replace it as opposed to just fixing it. sounds like a mess out there, matt. >> well, it was a mess certainly yesterday. terrible, terrible traffic situation. it's still early in the rush hour right now and it's friday so that usually means reduced traffic. you can see the traffic t
's. here is lisa baden. >> a good morning indeed. they're clearing overnight construction out of the way. taking interstate 95 between 95 and baltimore. overnight construction is gone. this is live at 270. now to the news desk. >> thank you. >>> our top story, the d.c. sniper's final hours. john mohamed's reign of terror will ends with a lethal injection. >> courtney robinson is live in jarrett more on his final day. good morning. >> a lot of eotion for a lot of people. 9:00 p.m. tonight here at the greensville correctional center, john muhammad will be put to death. his attorneys have argued he is mentally ill. his only chance is if the governor stays the execution. it is unlikely. it was a three-week murderous rampage that terrorize the capital region in 2002. >> my interest would be for him to show remorse. >> bob meyers plans to watch the execution. he killed his brother dean at this manassas gas station on october 9, 2002. it was for dean meyers' murdered that john muhammad receives the ultimate punishment. >> we always will how the loss of our brother and the scars of wh
has investigated with stunning results. >>> and the time of her life. patrick swayze's wife, lisa niemi on the love story and lessons about grief as she joins us ahead. and it's so good to have you with us. good morning, america. diane sawyer with robin roberts on this tuesday, november 3rd, 2009. another election day. >> not exactly super tuesday but a few tight races across the country closely being watched for what could be an indication of the country's political mood and the obama administration. >> new jersey and virginia and a special congressional election has vice president biden in a public sparring match with sarah palin. for more to john berman. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning, diane. from watertown, new york, where the polls are now open. this is ground zero for one of the most contentious races in the country. it's also the site of the latest debate between joe biden and sarah palin. palin versus biden. sound familiar? no, not a replay of last year but proof that in the final minutes of this campaign the big guns are showing up big time. the neck and ne
mckelway, alison starling, meteorologist brian van de graaff, weather, and lisa baden, traffic. this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> in our top stories, and maryland store owner shot and killed in would-be robber. police said two men tried to hold up a store at 9:30 last night. the owner managed to wrestled the gun and shot him. the robber died at the scene. >> the number of soldiers suicides will likely be higher than last year, but they are making progress on the problem. 140 active-duty soldiers and national guard soldiers have taken their own wives. those numbers have tapered off in recent months. >> the astronauts will do one last check for any signs of damage before docking later today. they will deliver 15 tons of parts to the space station. >>> new recommendations ncerning mammograms have many women concerned and worried. most women do not need mammograms in their 40's and should get one every two years starting at age 50. it is a break with the american cancer society's longstanding position. some are worried that health insurance will use this as an ex
. some afternoon clouds. high around 6065. what is traffic light on this monday, lisa? >> pretty decent. police are checking for crashed onto 70 southbound between 109 and 121. apparently the vehicles were on both shoulders, but that will cause disruptions. we're not sure of what will happen when emergency equipment arrives. no problems right now along 95. good on 66. overnight construction in tyson will be out of there soon. a nice ride through southern maryland. 228, 220, 50 on a good run. back to you. >> thank you. our top story, community and crisis. >> city leaders are taking action after a weekend shooting leaves a nine year-old dead inside his home. of glenn debts was gunned down on columbia road on saturday night. police are cracking down on the violence. courtney is live in northwest to tell us how they plan to do that. >> this has shocked neighbors. this murder of a nine year-old boy has brought up questions of building security at this apartment building. city leaders say it's unsafe. the city plans to inspect the building to make sure it is secure. officers are looking for t
from time to time. let's take a morning and again to lisa baden. >> election day traffic looks great in frederick county. 95 southbound in virginia, they are still with a crash between 17 and route 3. a deer hit a vehicle on the baltimore washington parkway northbound between powdered milk and 197. we take you to the traffic on 270 and it is good. with more on election day, alison and doug. >>> voters will head to the polls to decide whether creigh deeds or bob mcdonnell should spend the next four years in the governor's mansion. the latest polls show republicans could take back the state after a series of setbacks. >> the race could all come down to turnout. courtney robinson has more in alexandria at this morning. " we're seeing about a dozen voters out here at riverside elementary school in mount vernon. they are out to cast their votes. election officials are hoping about 45% of virginia voters, 2.2 million, hit the polls today. 99,000 have cast absentee ballots. it is all about turnout for bob mcdonnell and creigh deeds. >> i believe the votes are out there. we have to get the t
, and lisa baden, traffic. this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> in our top stories, a maryland store owner shot and killed a would-be robber. police say two men tried to rob the food zone convenience mart. the owner wrestled the gun from one of the men. one man died at the scene. >> the number of suicides in the army will probably be higher than last year. they're making progress on the problem. one under 40 active-duty soldiers have taken their lives since january. those numbers have tapered off in recent months. >> the space shuttle of blindnesatlantis will dock withe space station today. >>> everyone seems to be talking about this. new recommendations concerning mammograms have many women worry. a task force says most women do not need mammograms in their 40's and to get one every two years starting at age 50. it is a break with the american cancer society's longstanding position. some are concerned health insurance would use this to deny coverage. >> this is a cost-cutting, not a cost-savings measures. this is trading money for lives. >> a group representing hea
's take a morning again to lisa baden. >> everything seems to be running in our favor. we will give you normal travel times in case you want to take the dulles greenway or the dulles toll road. good on 270 to get into montgomery county. a nice ride on the beltway in montgomery county. we will go to the camera and show you headlights northbound up to the beltway running smoothly. >> thank you. >>> officials are launching a new bus service today to get more cars off the roads. they will make four morning trips from woodbridge to tysons corner. it will pick up passengers at the 95-123 commuter lot and stop at 16 locations in tysons corner. there will be four returned evening trips. >>> 47 degrees. >> east meets west. we will check out how germany is marking two decades since the berlin wall opened the border. >> you are watching abc 7's "good morning washington," with doug mckelway, alison starling, meteorologist brian van de graaff, weather, and lisa baden, traffic. this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> welcome back. in our top stories, more safety questions surrounding met
. lisa baden has breaking traffic news. what is the latest? it is supposed to be an easy commute day. >> federal holiday does mean a lighter volume of traffic. hov is lifted. reversible roads will be in two- way mode today. two right lanes are closed because of a tractor-trailer accident. there is a pedestrian crash on suitland parkway. we have more from alison and doug. >> thank you. >>> more details on that pedestrian accident. the pedestrian was struck just after 3:00 a.m. this morning. the victim was seriously injured and is in the hospital. the driver of the car remained on the scene. all inbound lanes heading into d.c. are close. >>> we turn to our other top story. the d.c. sniper's final moments. john allen muhammad was pronounced dead last night, closing the book on his reign of terror. >> later today, his family is expected to release a final letter written by the killer. courtney robinson has more. >> one cannot speculate what that letter might say in the moments before his execution, john allen muhammad was given the opportunity to say something but remained silent. witnes
on a cold morning -- lisa is standing by. >> temperature-wise, we will not warm up to much. we will stay on the cool side. 30's in chantilly. 41 downtown. 36 in try and go. low 50's today. we're in the 30's and 40's. -- 36 in triangle. let's talk to lisa baden. >> it is better than yesterday. not much to discuss in month permit county. they have made repairs to the traffic computer that controls the traffic signals. buses are still going to be free. this is 270 and everything looks great through montgomery county. growing volume in virginia. headlights northbound out of dale city to get up to 495. now to alison and doug. >> thank you. >>> the aftermath of the deadly attack at fort hood. the suspected gunman, major nidal malik hasan, is still alive. he is expected to survive. an army spokesperson upgraded the death toll. 13 people have now died. 30 others were hurt. overnight, we received new video of the man police say carry out the tack. it shows him buying breakfast hours before the attack. we are learning new details about local ties. >> his family still lives here. they say they're s
, meteorologist brian van de graaff, weather, and lisa baden, traffic. this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> welcome back. 5:15 is your time. republicans are vowing to keep the health care bill from passing. the senate plan is expected to cost $849 billion over the next decade. requires ever want to buy health insurance and opposes medicare cut to help pay for it. senate leaders hope to begin debate by the weekend. >> it judged in new orleans has ruled the army corps of engineers and failure to maintain a navigation channel led to massive flooding during hurricane katrina. there will be awarded one of the $70,000 each. this ruling could leave the government open to billions of dollars in more claims. >> astronauts aboard atlantis will set out on the first of three space walks later today. they will install a spare intent and unload the 15 tons of spare parts. atlantis will be in orbit for one week. >>> vincent gray concedes it was a mistake to use government letterhead in a solicitation for political contribution. great used council stationery to solicit a $20,000 contribution from
? let's ask lisa. >> a car went off the road and into the woods and the right lane is close do so as they retrieve that vehicle. a parently somebody just collided on 395. at duke street the pace of traffic that just happened, this is on 395. huh. that looks like southbound to me. yes. because that's the h.o.v. in the center of the road so i'm going to say southbound 395 at duke street. so let's change geico cameras. look at the beltway. mmm-mmm. a wreck reported at connecticut avenue before rockville pike, we'll be right back in 10 minutes with a live look and see if we can capturehat wreck in the camera. >> ourtop story this morning a warning for family with young children. >> the government has now issueed the largest crib recall in american history. it effects more than 2 million of these drop side cribs made by stork manufacturing. the cribs pose a successful indication hazard and at least four children have already died. courtney robs robinson is on your side with what you need to know about these hidden dangers. >> the biggest thing for parents using a stork craft crib is st
unprecedented influence and impact and what comes next. suzy or monday, lisa ling and larry king weigh in. >>> also tonight, our 360 special investigation continues. "killings at the canal: the army tapes." what drove three sergeants to execute four iraqi men? did the army's own rules play a role? were those rules too strict? tonight you can decide for yourself. >>> later, "crime & punishment," a 15-year-old girl fights for her life after being gunned down. her agd attackers? five other teenagers. what is happening to our kids? >>> first you have, oprah winfrey's long good-bye began in the final ten minutes of her show. she will be ending her show in september of 2011. >> after much prayer and months of careful thought, i decided that next season, season 25 will be the last season of the ""oprah winfrey show."" and over the next couple of days, you may hear a lot of speculation in the press about why i am making this decision now. and that will mostly be conjecture. so i wanted you to hear this directly from me. >> winfrey said that 25 years felt like the right time to say good-bye. there
cloudy, 58. adam will be back in 10 minutes. here is lisa baden. >> on 17 in virginia, there was a crash. somebody has just rolled over. 29 in maryland, lingering row work. southbound 29, only one lane is getting through. 32 east, a deer hit a car. this is near 95. 395 northbound is looking decent from duke street and edsall road. nothing complicated on 95 near georgia avenue. >> thank you. >>> the race for richmond's final hours. voters if the polls in just one day. how many turned out can be a big factor. >> both candidates are crisscrossing the commonwealth. matt brock is live in alexandria with more. >> this is one the white house is certainly watching. they are also watching the governor's race in new jersey. bob mcdonnell will start his day in about an hour and a half. he will hold a rally at his offices here in alexandria. then he will crisscross the state and ends his day in virginia beach. bob mcdonnell in leesburg last night, alexander this morning. >> it is great to see those blue and red balloons. virginia will be read and the democrats will be blue. >> bob mcdonnell is ahead
. but the defense worked just fine. time for those of weather and traffic. > -- time for the weather. >> lisa baden has the traffic report. >> the traffic patterns will change as we near thanksgiving. 95 between richmond and baltimore looks fine. pretty good on the baltimore national parkway. nothing but growing volume heading back up to the airport base on 295. traffic on the beltway at the wilson bridge looks good. nothing complicated report in maryland out of waorf. >> there is light drizzle working in from the south and west. a few sprinkles this morning. this will continue to lift into the area. we will get easterly wind. that means cloudy and cool temperatures. let's look at the numbers. from the mid to upper 40's in fairfax to 50 degrees in law k -- in la plata. our next system will drop in from the north by mid-week. we could be on a cloudy side. a lot of energy. ohio getting showers. chicago getting snow. detroit to getting snow. the deep south is looking good. the west coast is gorgeous. it's a little unsettled for us through the mid week. bindi and poehler through the weekend coming up--
. the commute will be a little bit slower. it does get better for the weekend. let's check in with lisa baden. >> things are not rolling. traffic out of maryland to get into virginia using the three lanes, not a good idea. you can see the through lane traffic with delays that begin after saint barnabas road. they are clearing construction on the beltway at telegraph road. the right side of the screen, the far right is local lanes traffic and whirling better than the through lanes. that is out of maryland using the wilson bridge. now to alison and doug. >> thank you. >>> a crackdown on hov violators. >> this is the second stage of an ongoing campaign. police are trying to keep things clear. pamela brown has more on that. good morning. >> we are giving you fair warning. the eighth of the crackdown is just now under way. if you're driving with fewer than three people, there is a good chance you'll get a ticket. the first offense will cost you $125, all the way up to $1,000 for the fourth offense. they issued 89 tickets. many of them were first offenders. troopers will be on 395 and 95 this morni
on this thanksgiving morning. doug is off today. lisa is off. we're holding down the fort. >> 50% of the team. >> and the weather. some big-time fog. yesterday we had a little sunshine peek in. did you see it? >> i did. >> let's take a look outside. you can see the washington monument? no, you don't see it. 42 now. 44 in bethesda. the dew point very high. dense fog advisory for the entire area. maybe a few peeks of sunshine for your thanksgiving. rain should hold off until later. not a bad day, all in all, upper 50's. >> ok, brian, thanks. we'll see you in a few minutes. lisa is off on this holiday but if you're headed out to drive somewhere this morning make sure to use caution because of the dense fog. right now we have a report of a crash that is tying up the northbound lanes of route 210 at livingston road. authorities are at the scene. no one was hurt. as we mentioned before it is difficult to even see the roadways. just a few head lictes every now and then. our top story this thanksgiving morning, the first fily's first state dinner has turned into a security nightmare for the secret se
analyst lisa bloom. good to have all of you with us. fran, i want to start with you. now we have the picture proof of them face-to-face with president obama. so there is no question to how far the unchecked access got them. really to the highest level. how does this happen? and what should happen now to both the salahis and the secret service folks on duty that night? >> sure. you know, erica, what happens is once you come to that initial point that tom foreman mentions, that perimeter point where you go through a magnetometer, once you're through there, nobody really checks you again. the presumption if you got inside the perimeter, inside the white house grounds, you've been cleared. so no one would have checked them again. and so they would have come into the white house. they would have gone up stairs. they would have gone to somebody at a social secretary's desk to get a card before you go in for your photograph with the president. oftentimes there is an administrative slipup. there won't be one. someone will write it out for you. the only purpose is to put the picture and n
should step in. here's lisa stark. >> reporter: "consumer reports" says the results of its bpa tests offer a snapshot of what consumers will find in the grocery store. and they say it is not a pretty picture. >> consumer cannot tell how much bpa may have gotten into the food in any canned food item that they pick up, and the story here is, you don't know, and you can't know. >> reporter: bpa is a chemical that has long been used in everything from baby bottles to the lining of canned goods. some studies have linked bpa exposure to reproductive problems and increased risk of cancer and diabetes. consumers union found the highest levels in canned goods, del monte green beans and progresso vegetable soup. >> one serving for a small child of those green beans could cause that child to ingest a dose close to the level that already causes harm in animal studies. >> reporter: the test even found the chemical in vital choice canned tuna, marketed as bpa free. the company says it is dismayed and is determined to find the source of the problem. paper products.ent story in no bpa in similac pow
far, there is nothing out of line. here's lisa stark. >> reporter: in a washington, d.c., conference rooms, experts around the country gathered to scour for the smallest clues that the vaccine is causing reactions. government's pointman on the vaccine says millions who have received the vaccine so far, only 302 reported side effects. nothing that would raise a red flag to say, this vaccine may not be safe. >> we're looking hard. we have many systems in place. >> reporter: the government's massive surveillance effort involves cross-checking lists of those who have received the vaccine with later side effects. private heaeah care plans covering 20 million americans. doctors in the public can report side effects to a government vaccine data bababs. rampd out to handle 1,000 reports per day there's skepticism. nearly a one-third of americans believe that the vaccine is not safe. it's still unclear what went so wrong. the government insist today's vaccine are much safer but wants to ensure no repeat. >> we're going to continue to look. we don't expect toee much. >> reporter: the message f
it is lisa bloom and wendy murphy.i'll mac. >> here to discuss it is lisa bloom and wendy murphy.l'll mac. >> here to discuss it is lisa bloom and wendy murphy.a macvic. >> here to discuss it is lisa bloom and wendy murphy. and a professor of forensic science. good morning to everybody. >> lisa, i'll start with you. you've been following the case since day one. have the prosecutors presented by a stron enough case? >> i don't think so under the american rules. i think the evidence against her is weak. let's start with motive. prosecutors said that her motive for killing her british roommate was severally that her roommate had call her proceed miss could you us. that doesn't sound to me like enough of a reason to stab and murder somebody. it's very rare that a woman would sexually assault another woman. it does happen, but it's extremely unusual. that's the claim here. the forensic evidence is weak. overall, i don't think she did it and i don't think the prosecutors have proved their case. >> wendy, as a form prosecutor, do you think they've done their job here? >> yeah. lisa's right that
an monopoly on making it. here's lisa stark. >> reporter: with so many children fighting the h1n1 virus the government has released its supply. >> good to have a stock file no child is not without medicine. it's hard to quantify the shortage. but they're only able to get one a month. >> they're taking the more powerful adult capsules and deleting them. >> it has to be made this way for the foreseeable future. >> why the shortage. roach bout the license to make it. sales quad drumled over the last year. roche said there's plenty of capsules for adults and children and it's confident it can continue to meet u.s. supply requirements what if roche falls short. >> the government can step in, pay the manufacturer for the use of monopoly and produce it itself. >> reporter: an indian company cipla said it can deliver 1 million doses in a matter of weeks. the cdc has not ruled out generics and said there's no need yet. some ask why wait? >> the best course of action would take is to be very pro active and try to begin the early steps of the process now. >> reporter: so far now, america remains d
is traveling with the union workers right now, and she joins me now on the telephone. lisa, thanks for joining us. what can you tell us? >> republicans and democrats, they are doing everything they can to get their voters to the polls. it is a tough race, with john christn corzine and chris chrise trading votes. neil: who brings out their base, and chris christie was reported after he voted this morning in one county that they are coming out in droves, his guys. jon corzine in his camp has been saying effectively the same thing. any indication as to who is bringing out more of their base of >> -- their base? >> it seems to be picking up a little bit, according to the people on the ground, and it is several hours before the polls close. neil: right, lisa, there are several reports that we are getting that the counties that john mccain won in new jersey, largely republican conservative counties in the state, that chris christie is running up a big support there, bigger than john mccain enjoyed their last year. do you know anything about that? >> i do not know about those counties in particular,
to the shutdown of nearly one-third of oil and gas production in the gulf. former astronaut lisa nowak pleaded guilty today to attacking another woman in 2007. they had been dating the same man, a former space shuttle pilot. nowak, a navy captain, drove from texas to florida, and assaulted the woman with pepper spray. she also carried a steel mallet, a knife and other articles. under a plea bargain, nowak was sentenced to one year's probation. and still to come on the newshour tonight: finding refuge; health care cost cutting; and watching "sesame street." that follows the latest on the fort hood investigation. gwen ifill has our story. >> ifill: as military and civilian leaders were paying their respects at fort hood today, army major nidal malik hasan continued to recuperate in a texas hospital. he remains the sole suspect in last week's shootings, and investigators there and in washington are stepping up their inquiry into his background and possible motives. joining us for more on that investigation are dana priest, military affairs reporter for "the washington post;" and josh meyer, who c
in the nassau love triangle. former astronaut lisa nowak learns her punishment. if you could call it that. she's stalked and attacked her romantic rival. cops say the lover pack her car bb gun, plastic gloves and diapers and drove 900 miles to confront her ex-lover. you will hear the emotional words from that romantic rival about how she still has nightmare about the attack. is the sentence an outrage? "issues" starts now. >>> tonight, did the accused cleveland strangler leave a trail of death across the globe? the search is on to determine whether anthony so well is linked to unsolved crimes in california, the carolinas, and even japan. all areas where the alleged serial killer lived when he was a u.s. marine. back in cleveland, investigators have now identified nine of the 11 victims found hidden inside sowell's house of death, 49-year-old victim janice webb was a mother and a grandmother. she disappeared in june. >> just told me that her body was intact. that's all. >> but it's still devastating. she died in this manner and was found in the backyard. >> webb's sister say she was a drug addi
to chicago, with 124 unsuspecting passengers on board. lisa stark is in allentown, pennsylvania, this morning, and has the latest for us. good morning, lisa. >> reporter: good morning, robin. it's called from bottle to throttle, the time when a pilot is allowed to have a drink and get into the cockpit. the general rule is 8 hours. united airlines even stricter, ten hours from bottle to throttle. this event apparently happened because a co-worker of this pilot blew the whistle, notified authorities. that started the whole chain of events. united flight 949, with 124 passengers and a crew of 11, was ready to push back from the gate at london's heathrow airport and head to chicago when authorities came on board and removed the pilot from the cockpit. he's been identified as 51-year-old erwin washington, shown here years ago, while in the air force. reached early this morning, a heathrow spokesman nfirmed, the pilot, one of three on board the plane, was given a breathalyzer test. and found to have exceeded the legal limit for pilots in the u.k., which is significantly more strict for driver than
it means. >> are you aware of that? bill: yes. >> lisa paige for 92.3 fm here. your book, ok. could you show -- there is lisa. there is jay-z. ok. lisa went and she -- you can show him signing the book? do you have the other picture? bill: signing bold fresh. bill: does very any clue? >> oh yeah. bill: he knew it was me? >> yeah. peace bill, jay-z. off that. bill: what's off that mean? >> i believe it's off dat. bill: you don't know what it means? >> you won't understand. bill: what are we supposed to think of this guy who does this racial rap at the inauguration and then holds the benefit? what do you say? is he a good guy or what? >> i'm going to come clean with you, bill. i have no idea hot hell this guy even is. bill: i think he is a good businessman. >> yeah, look. i'm tired of the race thing. every time you throw it out meaninglessly. bill: it den greats the real problem. >> yes, yes. ♪ >> you have got to watch this show or your children may be killed by clowns beating them to death with those giant clown shoes. it's an emergency. don't go anywhere. bill: now, beck, when do you
romantic rival agreed to a plea agreement in an orlando courtroom today. lisa nowak pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery and felony burglary. she received one year of probation and 50 hours of community service. nowak is accused of driving from houston to orlando and attacking colleen shipman in an airport parking lot. after nearly three years, shipman is still shaken by the incident. >> i constantly look over my shoulder trying to keep track of everyone around me so i can't be a victim to a surprise attack again.xd oppq2u toñr apologize to ms. shipman in person. i am sincerelyñr sorry for causg fear and misunderstanding and all the public exposure i have gone through. >> the judge in the case said her lack of criminal history and record of service to the country factored into his decision to give lisa nowak probation. >>> 12 people have been charged with borrowing more than $140,000 in books from colleges and community libraries in maryland. and then selling them for cash. jane watrel is here with more on that. >> reporter: the thefts included books from 12 of the 18 prince geo
star crossed astronauts. what's ahead for lisa nowak after she pleaded guilty for attacking a rival lover. >>> sammy sosa insists he's not trying to lighten his skin. let's look at the picture. why he says he's looking so different. >>> hi, i'm from new york. i'm giving a shout for all the ones out serving our country. right now we are thinking about you and we love you. take care, blessed thing. god love you. >> a lot of viewers with the same sentiment on this ved rans da -- veterans day. thank you, veterans. >>> a hydroelectric dam had problems. this happened in brazil. power was out in paraguay, uruguay. some are concerned what will world will think because the olympics and world cup are coming there. >>> a former astronaut is getting probation for her attack on a romantic rival. i know you remember this story. lisa nowak pleaded guilty to reduced charges for confront ag woman in an airport parking lot. reports say she drove from houston to orlando and followed shipman to her car. shipman says she is still haunted by what happened. >> i know in my heart when lisa nowak attacked m
tested contain some bpa. an additive that's been linked to a long list of health problems. here's lisa stark. >> reporter: "consumer reports" says the results of its bpa tests offer a senateshot of what consumers will find in the grocery store. and they say it's not a pretty picture. >> consumer cannot tell how much bpa may have gotten into the food in any canned food item that they pick up, and the story here is, you don't know, and i can't know. >> reporter: bpa is a chemical that has long been used in everything from baby bottles to the lining of canned goods. some studies have linked bpa exposure to reproductive problems and increased risk of cancer and diabetes. consumers union found the highest del monte green beans and progreso vegetable soup. >> that child could ingest a dose close to the level that already causes harm in animal studies. >> reporter: the test even found the chemical in vital choice cantu that, marketed as bpa free. the economy says it is dismayed and is determined to find the source of the problem. it was a different story in paper products. no bpa in similac p
investigative correspondent lisa myers. >> reporter: ann mckie had been on shutterfly buying photos and later found some unwanted charges on her credit card, monthly fees for a membership club called reservation rewards. >> this was going for a service which i did not want, did not need, and had no knowledge of getting. >> reporter: today a senate committee said millions of consumers have unwittingly signed up for these clubs. and investigators accuse the companies involved of aggressive sales tactics intentionally designed to mislead online shoppers. >> tricking customers into buying goods and services that they do not want is not okay. >> reporter: an expert shows us how it works. after you buy something on popular websites, another offer pops up. it looks like a coupon from the retailer, but it's actually from a third party company. click on, and you will be billed every month for a discount membership club, a fact often disclosed only in the small print. >> what's most deceptive is that your credit card is charged without you ever typing in your credit card number. >> reporter: that's rig
investigative correspondent lisa myers. >> reporter: sharon terrace, who has advocated for people with credit card problems, didn't think it would happen to her. but in the last year citibank hiked her credit card interest rate three times. from 7% to 15%, then to 26%, and now to 30%. >> they want my business because they want to rip me off. and there isn't much that i can do about it. >> reporter: she admits she had a late payment but says the increase hurts a lot because she owes $10,000 on her card. when she called citi to protest, she was told the rate hike was a business decision. the bank needs to make money. >> i wanted to scream at the woman and say, well, you didn't make good business decisions before. we had to bail you out, and now you're making us pay you again. >> reporter: credit card reforms approved in may would outlaw this kind of retroactive rate increase on money consumers have already spent. but congress gave banks until next february to comply with the new rules, and banks have used that time to significantly raise rates. >> the bill is passed. >> reporter: today the hous
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